Rachel Paige
March 13, 2017 12:15 pm
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Though she’s not really Queen of the North, Sansa might as well be. With Jon Snow in power after defeating Ramsay Bolton once and for all, the Starks have taken control of Winterfell, and hopefully this means things are going to start looking up for them — especially Sansa! She’s had quite a rough few seasons, so it’s about time Sansa really comes into her own, and get stuff DONE. Sansa for ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

…that is, if she makes it that far. The Game of Thrones showrunners are now talking about killing Sansa off.

How dare you.

As much as we hate to think about it, Game of Thrones is slowly winding down. There are two more seasons planned for the epic HBO series, spanning only 13 more episodes (Season 7 will have seven episodes, Season 8 will only have six, whyyyy). The show’s only going to end once, and we’re really pulling for a happy ending, hopefully one including all Stark children — or you know, whatever Stark children are still alive.  If we’re to believe David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the end won’t include Sansa.

Over the weekend at SXSW, the Game of Thrones showrunners sat down with Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams to talk all things Westeros. While discussing the upcoming Season 8, they explained that they’re each going to write two episodes of the season, specifically the last four episodes of the series. As for who’s going to write what part?

Hello boys, this is no joking matter. We are here to protect Sansa at all cost, and we expect you two to do the same.

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Oh, but the jokes about killing off Sansa didn’t stop there. According to those at the panel, someone in the audience happened to comment on Sophie’s bright blonde hair, and asked if that was any sort of indication that she’s no longer on the show. That’s when Maisie quipped, “She’s dead,” implying that now Sophie can dye her hair whatever color she wants.

It sounds like all these jokes about Sansa’s upcoming death were made in jest, but we can’t help but find ourselves suddenly very worried. So many others have been rudely taken from us in Westeros, and Sansa better not be next. Let’s never joke about Sansa’s death ever again, OKAY?